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British train robber freed in Barbados

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY HILARY DEVRIES / April 24, 1981



Bridgetown, Barbados

The Barbados High Court quashed an extradition order against Ronald Biggs, the British 'great train robber' and jail-breaker, and set him free. the verdict came on appeal of an extradition order granted two weeks ago at Britain's request.

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Biggs was taken into custody here March 23 after he was discovered aboard a chartered yacht. He claimed he had been abducted from BRazil, where he had been living for 11 years since his escape from London's Wandsworth Jail.